Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1985
- Red Wine
A wine of extraordinary charm and elegance, the dark garnet-colored 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a floral, cedary nose intermixed with red and black currants as well as flowers. The wine is fully mature and soft, with beautiful concentration and purity. It is not a blockbuster, and certainly not nearly as powerful and massive as the 1986, but it is certainly much more seductive. This wine should continue to drink well for at least another 10-15 years.
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc, rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It is often described as the quintessential Saint-Julien deeply colored and powerfully ripe, yet balanced and harmonious. The grand vin usually needs 10 years of aging and can last for decades. A second wine, Croix de Beaucaillou, is also produced from the Ducru vineyard.